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metal supports for logs in a fireplace

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Phebe was there, polishing up the antique andirons so busily that she started when a voice cried out: "Smell that, taste this, and look at me!"
During down time, workers produced trivets, andirons, one-of-a-kind pieces; casings and covers for municipal sewer systems; wagon parts and gears for every imaginable application.
Christie's design specialist Joy McCall comments: 'Collectors are looking for a well-documented attribution to a significant designer.' She points to a charming pair of documented sunflower andirons by Jeckyll, dated 1878-84, which fetched 90,000 [pounds sterling] at Christie's London in May 2007, more than twice the top estimate of 40,000 [pounds sterling].
Thrift-shop andirons, our grandmother's rocker, the veneered coffee table.
Third andirons were the continuing intertribal strife that fueled by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to sow sedition among the ethnicities in order to reach at the disintegration and tearing of the social fabric that is formed through the ages for the region's population to live in peace and security.
As with so much of her art, these figures are incorporated into household objects; in this case into andirons, designed to be exhibited in a real fireplace, which serves as a kind of proscenium for the porcelain cinders and logs, one of which depicts an adaptation of Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace from the catacombs of Priscilla.
(62) When use in the home was banned, the wife should be congratulated because she could now manage domestic affairs serenely since she was "no longer vexed by filthy spittoons, bespattered andirons, and offensive blemishes on the carpet and floors." (63) Church pews should also be congratulated when use ceased there.
More fireplace "furniture" followed as mould-making progressed: firedogs, or andirons, were intended to support logs in a fire so that they burned more readily.
I keep trying to imagine what my counterweight could look like, but about the only thing that comes to mind is a small, moon-flooded room with a pile of keys in the middle of the floor and some boot prints that pass through the embrace of a pair of andirons into the ashdrifts of a hearth.
If you prefer to use a grate or andirons, the English method can be very effective.
Kneff had been struck on the back of his head with a sharp object--as yet undiscovered but thought to be one of a pair of vaguely Giacometti-esque andirons, one of which was missing--and left in the hot sun to die.
The list also included a poor widow, Elizabeth Hunt, whose soldier husband had perished in the civil war and who received a pair of andirons and six pictures including a circumcision scene, a head of St.
Fire screens, andirons, grates, fire tools and gas logs fail into this category.
(Some of the others were equipped with utterly useless andirons in sterling silver, which would have melted if exposed to an actual fire.)